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Freeze warning issued for Southwest Mississippi

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a freeze warning for the area from 6 p.m. today until 9 a.m. Thursday.

Lows in the mid to upper 20s are possible tonight and into early Thursday with temperatures below freezing for 6 to 12 hours.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Light snow fell in Mississippi as lingering precipitation mixed with cold temperatures to send the Deep South into the freezer.

After days of heavy rain and storms along a cold front, flurries left a thin layer of snow atop vehicles in western Mississippi early Wednesday. A Mississippi River bridge turned white in Greenville.